Jason helps cut car crime

A GARAGE owner in Nailsea has been handed an award from the police for helping them clamp down on thieves. Jason Webb, of Webbs Auto's

A GARAGE owner in Nailsea has been handed an award from the police for helping them clamp down on thieves.Jason Webb, of Webbs Auto's Specialist Cars in Nailsea High Street, has been assisting officers during their crackdown on car crime in North Somerset.The 37-year-old has been helping combat number plate theft by replacing standard registration plate fixing with tamper-proof screws.Jason has been given the District Commander's Letter of Thanks for his efforts.He now fits the security screws to cars for free as part of an MoT and service and has volunteered to support future police operations.District Commander Kay Wozniak said: "Jason has played a key part in our success during our recent operation to fit number plate security screws to vehicles in the Nailsea area."We had not anticipated the demand for the service and could not have coped with the volume if it had not been for the extra help from Jason and his staff."We greatly appreciate his help over the two days in April and recognise his commitment to the local community and I thank him on behalf of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary for his invaluable support."Jason said: "We fit, on average, more than 20 cars a week with security screws."The theft of number plates poses considerable inconvenience to owners, as well as the inevitable cost."There is also the possibility that it could affect the owner's car insurance."My staff and I are happy to help to reduce this kind of crime and the hassle caused to our customers.

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